Sam Jim Fire Update

 Black Mesa Ranger District
 Approximately 4 miles South of Chevelon Lake

Discovery Date: September 5, 2016
Size: Approximately 1,191 acres in size in light to medium fuels Percent Contained: 40%
Location: T12N/R14E/Sec 15 (East side of Slim Jim Canyon)
Cause: Lightning
Resources Assigned: one Type 6 Engine and Miscellaneous overhead
Summary: The Sam Jim Fire is burning in ponderosa pine with a grass understory and in mixed conifer. Resources were applied this past weekend to contain the fire on the east, west and south ends of the fire containing it within the boundary of FR 170. The north end of the fire is in steep canyon country with a high occurrence of snags. Fire fighter safety is our number one priority and placing them in steep unstable terrain could have adverse effects, so we will continue to monitor this area.
Smoke may be visible on Forest Roads 504 and 170 and also visible in the Forest Lakes and Heber-Overgaard areas. If you have any further questions please contact the Black Mesa Ranger District at (928) 535-7300.